Apple Store lets you preorder iPhone 4

Apple is ready to let consumers place orders for the latest version of its iPhone, in black at least, ahead of the June 24 launch date.

Apple now allowing iPhone 4 preorders via its online store.
Apple now allowing iPhone 4 preorders via its online store. Screenshot by Nicole Lee/CNET

Early Tuesday morning, Apple updated its online retail store so that you can now preorder the recently announced iPhone 4 for either delivery or in-store pickup. As was announced, the iPhone 4 is available in 16GB and 32GB versions, for $199 and $299 respectively, as long as you're a qualified customer. Strangely, while you are free to preorder the black version of the iPhone 4, the white version is unavailable at the time of this writing. You may also preorder the $99 8GB iPhone 3GS if you wish. Apple promises the phones will be delivered on June 24, the same day as launch.

Update 4:21 a.m. PDT: The online Apple Store has been offline for a while now, with a note from the company: "We are busy updating the store for you and will be back shortly."

Update 6:14 a.m. PDT: The Apple Store site is back online.

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